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Happy, news

Sometimes I can’t believe it’s only been five years, or five years and change, since I moved to Seattle. It feels like ages in all the right ways. Every time I come home from somewhere else, every time the plane bump-bumps to a stop at SeaTac, my heart pumps a little harder. I never knew this city could make me so happy. I didn’t mean to stay here. I came for graduate school, that’s all. But then the big gray clouds sort of nudged their way into my heart, and they must have let loose all kinds of rain in there, because now it’s full to bursting. Christmas on the East Coast was a treat, be-bopping around between Manhattan and Long Island and New Jersey, but coming home was even better.

I’m not going to write for long today. I’m still recovering from the five pizzas - FIVE! - we ate during our three days in Manhattan, not to mention the sour gummy stars I got in my Christmas stocking and have been eating obsessively for the past week until yesterday, when, in a last-ditch effort to regain my sanity, I threw the last of the bag away, rescuing my tongue mere moments before the “sour sanding,” or whatever it’s called, could scour away my last taste bud. Phew.

No, really, I’m not going to write for long today. I just wanted to stop in and tell you about some happy news that’s come my way. It’s only appropriate, I think, given that it’s the beginning of a new year, and who doesn’t like happy news on New Year’s? (Lord knows I do.)

What I want to share with you is this: that I am now [insert squeal] writing for Bon Appétit. As of the February 2008 issue, I am a monthly columnist for the magazine. My column is called “Cooking Life,” and in it, I’ll be sharing stories of discovery in my kitchen and beyond - with recipes, of course. (The first recipe is for lamb sausage patties with fresh mint, feta, and garlic.) The column has been in the works since last July - I had my first phone meeting about it only six days before my wedding; it was a teeensy bit of a stressful week - but I didn’t want to tell you about it until it was in print, until it felt really-and-truly real. And now, holy cow, it is, and it does. If you’re a subscriber, you may already have your February issue. If not, it’ll be on newsstands very soon. Either way, I do hope you’ll keep an eye out for it. I would never have had the opportunity to do this if it weren’t for you, you know - you and your cheers. Really. I mean it. You, you, you.

So today, I raise my glass in your direction. I wish you the happiest of New Years, friends. 2007 was an awfully big one around here, and awfully fast too. This year, I want to learn to slow down a little. Doesn’t that sound nice? I want to take more walks. I want to sit on the couch and read. I want to drink more beer and listen to more records. I want to know Seattle even better. I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions, but walking and sitting and reading and beer and records and Seattle, well, those, yes, I can do.

I hope your 2008 is slow and lovely and everything you want, with all the happiness your heart can hold.


Blogger Mercedes said...

Oh my, super-big congratulations! That's wonderfully exciting news (and a great excuse to add yet another magazine to my pile :-))

5:51 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous Liz said...

Wow - what a treat that one of my favorite bloggers will be a regular in a magazine that I actually subscribe to! I'll be looking forward to it, and happy new year.

5:52 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Jules said...

That is incredibly exciting! Congratulations, Molly!
House of Jules

6:00 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It's such wonderful news. I've become a regular reader of your blog, and will look forward to your column in the magazine. :)

Happy New Year!


6:00 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous little.one said...

That's so wonderful! I was resisting the need to subscribe to yet another magazine, but I recently did sign up for Bon Appitit. I look forward to reading your first column since I really enjoy reading your blog.

6:08 PM, January 01, 2008  
OpenID rachelk said...

I can't imagine it happening to anyone nicer! Congrats my dear, and as to the music listening, I wholeheartedly recommend you play "The Great Intoxication" since I have fallen in love with that song since I read about it in your blog long ago...we do pay attention see?
xoxo r

6:16 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous Sauce Piquante said...

Wonderful news! I'll be sure to read your first piece, asap.

6:24 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I know it's kind of a weird thing to say to a semi-stranger but... I Am So Proud Of You! CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

your Semi-Friend

6:40 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Lydia said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful way to start the new year.

7:01 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous Jackie said...

Congratulations!! I read your column today (even before I read your post) and it's great!! I saw you mentioned in the editor's column and was so excited since I read your blog. What a great way to start 2008!!

7:05 PM, January 01, 2008  
OpenID ttcmb said...

I'm a new reader and fell in love the instant I stated going through your recipe index. I have already made a couple of things and they have been delicious and I have more planned for this week.

Congratulations on the great news! I am a subscriber and that recipe totally caught my eye. I marked it as one to put on my to do list.

7:18 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Alicia A. said...

More success for you, Molly- Yay!

Happy New Year to you and yours.

7:21 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Victoria said...

Happy New Year and congratulations, Molly. I hope this new adventure will be lots of fun and very rewarding for you.

7:22 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous Gwen said...

Congratulations! Now I'm even happier that I picked Bon Appetit over Gourmet as my new food mag subscription!

7:41 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bon Appétit just got lucky! Congratulations and a Happy New Year!


7:48 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Nosheteria said...

That is wonderful news Molly! Happy New Year to you and yours.

7:51 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous austin said...

Molly, welcome home! So happy to see a new post, and such a lovely one. Congrats again my friend, you are a star. Can't wait to see you soon...

7:57 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous hitz said...

Bon Appétit just got lucky! Congratulations and a Happy New Year!


8:02 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Kalyn said...

Congratulations! I subscribe, so I'll be looking for your stuff every month.

8:19 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Sarah McColl said...

how wonderful! watch out, world!

8:28 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Lucy R. E. said...

that's super fantastic! congratulations!

8:33 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous Leah said...

Squee! I'm so thrilled! I get Bon Appetit free because I've spent so darn much at Sur la Table....(I'm a fellow Seattle-ite) I'll look forward to your articles! Hooray!

8:34 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger kickpleat said...

That is such wonderful news, Molly! You are an inspiration. Hooray to 2008!

8:38 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous audra said...

Came across your first article in my new issue of Bon Appetit just yesterday. Loved it! Nice work.

8:38 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Anita said...

Oh, yay! Congrats on such a fabulous (dare I say unprecedented?) leap from blogs to monthly print!

I've been looking for an excuse to re-subscribe to BonAp, and now I have one. :)

8:42 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger aubrey said...

wow! congratulations. i will definitely pick up a bon appetit to check out your first column. happy new year to you! i like the idea of a slow, lovely year as well.

9:17 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Dolores said...

Congratulations Molly! My February issue arrived in yesterday's mail. I'm taking a business trip soon, and I'm saving it for reading on the plane on Sunday. Now I'll have even *more* reason to enjoy it.

10:04 PM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous andrea said...

congratulations! i will definitely look out for the february issue--best wishes for a lovely 2008!

p.s. i made a batch of those lovely buckwheat and cocoa nib cookies, and they were so, so amazing. thank you!

10:42 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger marie said...

wow! i don't know if we get bon appetit in melbourne but i'll look really hard! i love reading your work, and am really very happy that there will be more of it! joyeux noel too!

11:48 PM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Pille said...

That's wonderful news, Molly! Happy new years to both of you!! (And yes, your bouchons au thon were on our New Year's Eve table:)

1:43 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger shari said...

such fabulous news! can't wait to pick up the magazine. wishing you and brandon a lovely and slow 2008. hugs!

4:00 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger matt said...

A big giant Congrats to you! That's fantastic!

4:53 AM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Congratulations! Now I wish I had picked a subscription to Bon Appetit over Gourmet at Christmas.

5:29 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger tara said...

Congratulations, my dear! That is fantastic news, and I could not see a more deserving candidate for a column. As of all of can attest, you have a rapt audience! Cheers and all the best to you and Brandon for this, and all the rest, of the year(s) ahead.

5:38 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Sarah said...

Oh, that's wonderful! Congratulations! I hope you're so proud, because you should be.

6:27 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Mindy said...

Congratulations to you-! How exciting...etc.

I look forward to reading it!
(But will you keep writing here?)

6:52 AM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

Excellent! Congratulations. I look forward to reading your column-Bon Apetit needs it!

7:39 AM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Kajatl said...

Congratulations!! You deserve it :)

8:05 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger ACB said...

Wow, congratulations!! What wonderful news, and you absolutely deserve it. Your writing - and your food - are both exceptional.

I think I might have to give myself a Bon Appetit subscription for my birthday!

8:14 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Florentyna said...

oh, what an idyllic existence. i love your blog. a merry new year to YOU.


8:20 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness gracious, you're writing for Bon Appetit now??!!?! How wonderful!! I can't wait to read your work!! :0)

Happy belated new year!! You've certainly started it off quite right!!

8:29 AM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous radish said...

That is terrific news - congratulations to you!! I look forward to reading your column -- I've been a long time Bon Appetit subscriber!!

8:35 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger sixoneseven said...

Oh, congratulations! Your obvious talent deserves all the recognition it gets. I'm really looking forward to seeing your book, but until that's on the shelves I'll have to start reading Bon Appetit instead :)

8:46 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Beastmomma said...

Congratulations and best wishes for the New Year!

9:03 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger coffeechris said...

Bon Bon
Congratulations. I will get the issue, now. I love your blog... what a year! What an accomplishment! Wishing you some s-l-o-w with the excitement of all 2008 will create.

9:08 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger alice said...


9:09 AM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Burnt Lumpia said...

Wow. Bon Appetit has just gained a new subscriber in me. I love your writing Molly, and it's enough reason for me to start a new subscription.

Congratulations and Happy New Year.

9:28 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Leah said...

Congrats lady! I've been looking for a reason to subscribe... and here it is! Too bad I didn't get on that subscription before now. Happy New Year to you and B. xoxo

10:08 AM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous emily said...

oh hurray! yes, yes, yes. how wonderful for you. and for us, too. happy, indeed. your resolutions sound just right, molly. all the best to you for 2008.

10:09 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger HB. said...

In complete agreement with everything that everyone else has said here -- your blog brings a light to my day on a regular basis. Thank You and Congratulations!!

In fact, with hopes you don't mind, I have gushed about you today on my own, little blog.


10:11 AM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Gemma said...

That is such great news! Congratulations Molly!

10:39 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Shayne said...

wow how exciting! Congratulations but I have a feeling 2008 will be action packed too.

11:38 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Rose said...

Congratulations Molly. Can't wait to read your articles. Do you add your photos too? That would be the best!

11:40 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger sassafras said...

I read your blog often but I have never commented. I have to now because I just read my new issue of BA the other day and I remember reading that recipe! I have to go back and look at it again. Congrats - so awesome!

11:43 AM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous alexis said...

I read your blog regularly and love to see new posts! Congratulations on the column, I will have to subscribe to read more goodies you've written. Happy New Year, dear!

12:14 PM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Maxine said...

Congratulations Molly, that's amazing! I don't subscribe to the magazine, but your column might be the push I was waiting for. Happy New Year!

12:20 PM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Alanna said...

Happy indeed! Congratulations!

12:35 PM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous John Mark said...

Congratulations! You have been astounding me since you were two years old with your creative writing (I still have a box full of your and Jennifer's notes in the attic). Can't wait for the book!

12:52 PM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Anna S. said...

Oh, congratulations!

A book recently finished, and now a column! I read Bon Appetit regularly at my local library, so I'll be sure to grab your recipes when I do my photocopying!

In other news, I just made your warm lentil salad, and I'm eating it as I type. I fooled around with it a little (balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar, more mustard than your recipe called for, and I substituted a leek for half the onion), but it is heavenly. I swear I could eat this every day and be happy. Yum. Thanks for the recipe!

12:54 PM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger jbeach said...

Another congrats to add to the pile. I've been so crazed I haven't touched my Bon Appetit yet, but now I can't wait to go home and open it! Best wishes for the happiest of happy new year's!

1:16 PM, January 02, 2008  
OpenID simplesong said...

wowee, that's exciting! congrats. i love your blog + now i'm sure i'll love your column [+ book too!]

1:31 PM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great work, Molly! congrats!!! : )
happy new year! - aylin

1:59 PM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger hannah said...

lady. you are straight up rockin' it. yes! hey, keep your eyes on the mail the next few days... hugs and kisses!

2:03 PM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Abbey said...

I'm so proud for you! Your blog is delicious and I'll look forward to reading your column every month.

hats off, as they say!


2:13 PM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Porcelain said...

oh wow!! that is wonderful news. congratulations!!!

2:22 PM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Hulia BoatStreetz said...

Yahoo Molly! Thanks for a great start to the New Year, complete with fireworks knocking on your door! Looks like things may just come to you this year and all you really have to do is sit, walk and receive. And open your eyes when the fireworks come a knockin'. Much love,

2:46 PM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Penelope said...

I am now subscribing to Bon Appétit! Congrats Molly you so deserve it. What a beautiful way to open up the new year.

3:46 PM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Jason said...

A friend of mine showed me your blog several months ago. You've etched out a place in my my Favourites (Excuse the "u", I'm Canadian. Hey, that sounds like a t-shirt!). I may even start buying Bon Appetit. Have a wonderful day.

4:49 PM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger crwyrick said...

Wonderful. I'll look forward to my
February issue.

5:34 PM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Shelby said...

Congratulations! That's such exciting news - I'll be checking the mail excitedly until that comes!

Happy New Year!!

5:56 PM, January 02, 2008  
Anonymous Toni said...

Of course--I read your blog all the time but I've never commented before today. Ok, it's my time to gush and
squeal. It is one of those rights you have as a Mother. Puffing up your chest and getting teary-eyed all at the same time is totally acceptable.

I have watched the evolution of your talents and oh my, it has been amazing. Congratulations! You have
worked very, very hard to get where you are today and you deserve every praise imaginable. I am incredibly proud of you in every way. (I know Burg is too!)

6:02 PM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Congratulations!! That is just so exciting!! It must be an incredible feeling. And here you've had to keep it bottled up for so long. :)


9:31 PM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Patricia said...

Congratulations, Molly! I wish you another year full of great food, great health, and much joy.

9:34 PM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Kate said...

Congratulations, Molly! I am so amazed by all the wonderful things your blog has brought to your life -- Brandon, a book deal, and Bon Appetit! Somehow I don't think you had planned on all that.

p.s. I'm making your onion tart recipe tonight, can't wait to try it!

10:54 PM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger Aude said...

Dear Molly,
Une très belle année 2008 !!!
And congrats for all these good publishing news !

2:30 AM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Sunday Cook said...

Brava to you. I read your column last night and really loved the recipe. I also totally agree with your stance on meat-eating. I am a big fan of moderation and saving my carnivorous cravings for a beautiful and delicious dish.

5:01 AM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger a said...

Oh, that's wonderful!! Congratulations!!

And 5 pizzas! and sour gummy candies! sounds like a great holiday to me.

5:45 AM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Janice C. Cartier said...

Major congratulations!!! Another good reason to subscribe to Bon Appetit- just because of this!!!!Very good good news! Good luck on that slowing down thing...
All best, Jan

7:40 AM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Lisa said...


8:02 AM, January 03, 2008  
Anonymous kate said...

congrats molly! i read your article last night and i thought it was great. now that i know you're going to be a regular, i've decided to renew my subscription.

8:24 AM, January 03, 2008  
Anonymous EB said...

I just got my issue yesterday! I'm ripping it open the second I get home!!! Oh so many congratulations are in order!

8:28 AM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Katy Aalto said...

I'd like to congratulate Toni, Molly's mom. I have young kids and need to know the secret to whipping together a recipe for success that is known as Molly.

Congratulations, Molly, on all your 'cherries on top' -- from Brandon, book, Bon Appetit!

From an admirer in England (newly transplanted from Monroe, WA! Yes, I know Nicho!)


10:06 AM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger B Dunlap said...

Molly! I was so excited to open my February issue and see your column! My husband and I are such big fans, and it will be so great to have your lovely writing in print form every month, complete with your own gorgeous photographs. We are so excited for you, and can't wait for the publication of your cookbook--even MORE "tangible Molly!"
Congratulations! We're cheering for you with each new development.

10:50 AM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Vincci said...

Congrats Molly! I will definitely grab a copy of the magazine and look out for your column :)

10:58 AM, January 03, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! What a happy new year surprise for us and you! I love your blog, and can't wait to see your words in print!

10:58 AM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Julie said...

Wow, congrats! That's big, big news for sure. I really liked the redesign they rolled out with the January issue, and now I'm going to look forward to the mag even more!

11:06 AM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Hillary said...

I want to buy Bon Appetit now just for your column! That's SO exciting! I'm glad the magazines are recognizing how great your writing is - congratulations and happy new year!

1:39 PM, January 03, 2008  
Anonymous Alia said...

Oh Molly, I have to come out of lurkdom to congratulate you. Your life must seem surreal...in a 'I can't believe I won the lottery but I really did' kind of way. Thank god your talent and unique voice has been recognized!

5:49 PM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Catherine E. Janda said...

Congratulations and have tons of fun exploring your home. i'll be sure to pick up a copy.


6:40 PM, January 03, 2008  
OpenID clumsycook.com said...

Serious congrats, Molly! Can't wait to get my issue in the mail!

6:50 PM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Mary said...

Congratulations Molly! I read your blog and cornered my husband and read him your article last night because I was so excited. Great article! Great blog!

7:27 PM, January 03, 2008  
Anonymous sonya said...

it looks like bon appetit got a make over - great issue and your piece is super. very cool that they used your photo, too!

8:28 PM, January 03, 2008  
Anonymous GooberNgrape said...

Wow Molly, very cool, congrats.
i'm curious to see how the monthly articles dove-tail (or not) with the site-- you know, a little comparison/contrast.
i'm totally with you in your desire to take 2008 easy/er-- more reading and beer and records! sounds awesome.
happy healthy new year.

and if, in '08, you guys return to SF for a getaway, let me book you a quiet table at Zuni.

8:42 PM, January 03, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

It couldn't happen to a nicer person - nor a better writer! I will subscribe immediately!

10:19 PM, January 03, 2008  
Anonymous traderjanki said...

congratulations! i just bought the issue. your own photography as well- that's pretty awesome.

12:14 AM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger lobstersquad said...

golly, is there anyone in the world who hasn´t left a comment on this post?!?!?
happy new year, etc, and big big congrats on the column.

2:31 AM, January 04, 2008  
Anonymous Meryl said...

Hey Molly~

I just read the new issue of Bon Appetit last night and I was SO excited to see a column by you!! I love your work and can't wait to read another helping each month!

6:09 AM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger Rodosee said...

First-time poster, long-time lurker, who just wants to say:

Wow! Just. Wow! You deserve all the pats on the back (counting 95 above), with knobs on. It's been such a great, exciting year for you, and what a photo finish! Thanks for sharing your life and thoughts and f-l-a-v-o-u-r-s with us virtual friends. May 2008 be even better.

(now my only crib is, sitting in India, I need to actually wait till FEB to browse that mag!)

6:53 AM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger nicole said...

Happy new year indeed! Congrats on your newest success - so exciting.

9:28 AM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger Christina said...

Heartfelt congratulations, Molly! :)

12:20 PM, January 04, 2008  
Anonymous Foodwoolf said...

You are JUST what Bon App needs! Your unique voice, youth and talents on the page and with photography is an incredible addition to a magazine that needs some youthful updating!

Here's to you!

1:43 PM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger leah greenstein said...

Wow! That's fantastic and inspiring.

1:46 PM, January 04, 2008  
Anonymous Peggy said...

Congratulations galore to you, Molly! I've never commented before, but am a faithful reader, and many of your recipes are now part of our family's repertoire. I mean, you have my two-year old clamoring for brussels sprouts. Need there be more reason to love you and your writing?

2:45 PM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger JEP said...

Congratulations! You can count on me to be one of your readers! Thanks for a delicious 2007!

3:35 PM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger Cookie baker Lynn said...

I just got my copy today and was so excited to see your column. I shoved it at my husband, pointing excitedly, saying, "Look, it's Orangette!"

What a great way to start off the New Year. Congratulations!

6:53 PM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Congratulations, Molly. What exciting news! I can't wait to read you in "print"!

9:48 PM, January 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molly, just saw the spot with you and Brandon on the Food Network about the cake that brought the two of you together. :)

Your blog truly is one of the best on the 'net. I mean that sincerely.


11:42 PM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger Zarah Maria said...

Yip-yip-yahooo! Congrats Molly! (and thanks for giving me an excuse to subscribe to yet another food magazine:))

2:24 AM, January 05, 2008  
Anonymous radish said...

I just read your column and aside from being lovely, it resonated with me, because just like you, I also gave up meat around the age of 14 and stayed a vegetarian for almost 8 years... and I too toyed with veganism. What brought me back was barbeque, or rather baby back ribs and on the night I "fell" I ate two racks, which obviously made me ill for days. But it was so worth it. I hadn't thought about it, but you are right, not having it for that long made me appreciate the flavor all the more!! Thanks for writing this!!

5:12 AM, January 05, 2008  
Blogger El said...

Congratulations...for lots of things, apparently, but for this most recent achievement in particular.

I am working my way through your archives (reading, not cooking) and I'm enjoying your posts so much. I only discovered the blog in November when it was recommended in 'The Week' (a UK magazine) and I have just cooked my first Orangette recipe (Alsatian Onion Tart) which my husband and I enjoyed in front of 'Lost in Translation' just now. It was delicious!

Thank you! I hope you're published in the UK...!

7:35 AM, January 05, 2008  
OpenID clumsycook.com said...

Molly- Just read your article. Simple wonderful! And how fun that they used your own photo!! :)

12:37 PM, January 05, 2008  
Anonymous Farah said...

Molly - I am most definitely renewing my subscription now. Your piece was fantastic!

2:46 PM, January 05, 2008  
Anonymous mary said...

wonderful news, Molly. I can't wait to read the article.


7:31 PM, January 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molly, that is great news! I have recently discovered your blog and I am busy using up all my spare time reading your archives! You write so beautifully, and have re-ignited my passion for cooking.

Off topic - what kind of canned tomatoes do you use?

Happy New Year,


8:20 PM, January 05, 2008  
Anonymous vici said...

Apart from the beautiful photo of Pierce Brosnan, your article is the best thing in the magazine. Seriously. Keep up the good work...v

9:32 AM, January 06, 2008  
Blogger Thea said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful!

Another wonderful thing is that I just learned about your class here in Bellingham, through Ciao Thyme (In the Kitchen), and I'm hoping against all hope that I can make it, since every recipe I've ever tried of yours has been a complete success.

Meanwhile, I'll keep my eyes peeled for Bon Appetit...

11:52 AM, January 06, 2008  
Anonymous mimi said...

Wow!! What a way to start the new year. It sounds like you are on a roll girl. Can't wait to see it when it arrives. Best of continued luck.

12:24 PM, January 06, 2008  
Blogger la fourchette said...

Bravo and felicitations! My best wishes for continuing the success that has followed your courageous leap! Keep it up!


1:05 PM, January 06, 2008  
Blogger Briana said...


1:11 PM, January 06, 2008  
Blogger deborah said...

congratulations molly! i'll have to check the magazine racks in sydney to see if we get bon appetite over here.

2:45 PM, January 06, 2008  
Blogger Sarah said...

Major, major congratulations are in order for you! What absolutely wonderful news-anyone reading Bon Appetit who has not discovered your blog yet is in for a treat. And, of course, I'm going to have to subscribe! YAY for you, Molly and happy New Year!

DC Sarah

5:00 PM, January 06, 2008  
Blogger Molly said...

That's such wonderful news! I might just have to subscribe now. :)

5:25 PM, January 06, 2008  
Blogger julieua said...

Just read the article and had to stop by and congratulate you! I love the magazine and your blog--what a treat to have them unite.

6:30 PM, January 06, 2008  
Blogger Caroline said...

Wow Miss Molly - what a dream come true. You are an inspiration for many. A foodie and great writer who has now found romance, a book and a magazine gig doing what you love! Reading about your good fortune makes many of the rest of us feel good about the world! Thank you for always sharing...

8:46 PM, January 06, 2008  
Blogger shuna fish lydon said...

comment # 125:

Congratulations Ms. Molly! Indeed, great news all around-- for them and for you and for us. Yes, it looks like I might need yet another food magazine subscription...

1:46 AM, January 07, 2008  
Blogger April said...

Hip-hip hooray! Congratulations! I can't wait to read it. Thank you for the beauty you add to our days.

6:20 AM, January 07, 2008  
Anonymous sugarlaws said...

I was just going to post a comment, because I got my new issue of Bon Appetit this weekend and when I read the editor's letter, there it was announcing your column! Congratulations!!! It's my favorite cooking magazine and I know you will make it even better!

7:08 AM, January 07, 2008  
Blogger swirlingnotions said...

I think I'm just going to create a short-cut key on my keyboard that says "congratulations!" so I don't have to keep typing it here. What a year for you, Molly. Happy 2008!

3:25 PM, January 07, 2008  
OpenID rooy1960 said...

i was just drinking my morning latte, when lo and behold, i opened my Feb. issue, delivered yesterday, and found the much anticipated column... by you!
so awesome! so deserved! now i will enjoy your lovely work on paper.

5:50 AM, January 08, 2008  
Blogger sulu-design said...

Good for you! I'm looking forward to reading your work on Bon Appetit's pages. Another place to follow your wonderful adventures with food.

12:36 PM, January 08, 2008  
Blogger Homesick Texan said...

I'm a little late to the party, but a big, hearty congrats to you!

11:52 AM, January 09, 2008  
Blogger Molly said...

Oh, you guys. You're too good. I just can't thank you enough! Really. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

And to answer a couple of questions:

Mindy, of course I'll still write here! For sure.

Rose, yes, they have asked me to do the photography for my column as well! I'm absolutely over the moon about it.

And Terri, I often pick up this brand, which I can find at most local grocery stores. Or, in a pinch, Muir Glen is pretty good too. And Pomi.

3:11 PM, January 09, 2008  
Blogger Briana said...

PS -- Just picked up the Feb issue of Bon Appetit today. (after being disappointed at the bookstore by the January issue still being the one available!)

5:21 PM, January 09, 2008  
Blogger Joy said...


I have been lurking on your blog and enjoying it since I first found the link from Tea and Cookies. It's a pleasure to read.

Well done you!

6:00 AM, January 10, 2008  
Blogger village mama said...

Congratulations! I learnt about your blog via Your Vegan Mom blogspot.

Looking forward to reading your past posts.

ps I'm hosting a contest, in case you have time to visit ;-)

2:30 PM, January 10, 2008  
Blogger shiv said...

Too good

6:30 PM, January 11, 2008  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yes! I am a subscriber, and I did see your article! Congratulations! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and I look forward to future ones.

8:15 AM, January 12, 2008  
Blogger Amanda said...

Wow, congratulations! I just starting reading your blog and I am hooked. So, I look forward to reading more and hearing about your food adventures.

10:15 AM, January 12, 2008  
Anonymous Jessica's*Surmise said...

I've just started blogging myself. Love it. I was browsing through others and I must say I love your writing style. I will be a regular reader of yours. Cheers!

12:12 PM, January 12, 2008  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

Oh my goodness - that is HUGE!!! Congratulations - you totally deserve it! You're an inspiration to all of the wannabe food writers out there!

5:05 PM, January 13, 2008  
Anonymous Velvety Scarlet said...

Paris is sweet and great like its dessert. Your blog is very beautiful.


4:08 AM, January 14, 2008  
Anonymous swirlingnotions said...

Got the Bon Appetit this week -- you're off to a great start, Molly!

1:44 PM, January 14, 2008  
Blogger amisha said...

wow!! congratulations molly! can't wait to see your column live and in person. xo

6:34 AM, January 23, 2008  
Anonymous Cafelover said...

I just read it to my friend who was getting a tattoo. I was so happy to hear that you were in this one- i went right out and bought an issue! she giggled and drooled over your sausage descriptions- and it made an uncomfortable experience better for her! thanks for all you do.

6:16 AM, January 24, 2008  

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